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    December 26, 2012
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manual brakes and i wish i could have hired him and he he is and somebody was smart enough to bring him with when they had sufficient funds. i was assisted by the young turks and the police department. i had deputy sheriffs come here on a first exercise and said "admiral we like what you're doing. we're off duty. can we provide security for you?" . that's the kind of stuff that happened. it was actually amazing. i had a guy came in here kind of pushy. he started giving me communications advice. somebody said "oh god you don't want to deal with that guy. he's a guy activist. a pain in the neck" and let me follow you something i lived my
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whole life with heterosexual pains in the next and he's genius. and most of the communication center was developed by that guy. it's not the packaging. i frequently sign for my supper. rich ard golden the great fill an to 50 here in the city. >> >> >> asked me to speak before the presidio homeowners association and i did and do you know what happened after? a young woman identified herself as the head of a small family foundation and said "what do you need admiral?" and i need computers and pentium computers came out and were the fastest thing. i need those computers. all three buildings were outfitted by that foundation, by that woman. i had more computers than the
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police department and the fire department and before i had nothing and it was interesting. i said to the mayor -- mayor jordan how do i approach these people? how do i do it? and he said "well, john i heard you speak before. just throw one of your guilt trips on them" and it worked. i know time is running out. i will make this quick but i wanted you to know how we got here. it didn't happen. it wasn't magic and this building as the mayor told you was a direct result of a tragedy on 101 california street and went up in the building and the crazed gun man killed all those people and i asked to build this building for a long time and the mayor knows that and all of a sudden the money
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was available and the mayor asked me to do a investigation and it was in the papers and unbelievable. you know it's difficult to investigate the police department. it is. my father is a police officer. you have to walk carefully, and i came to the mayor and i said "mayor jordan -- i said it's a dog's breakfast. 911 is broken. they don't practice the incident command system. they do in each department but it's all stove pipe. the radios didn't work in the enclosed stair wells, and i said mr. mayor i'm -- a lot of this goes back to your time as the police chief and before, so if you want me to cease and desist. i understand political
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imperatives. if you want me to cease and desist i will. i will not change the report but if you want someone else to do the report it's fine. very honorable mayor jordan said "no, tell it like it is" and i did and that report is available. it's available. it's a damming report but gave birth to this building and all the good things going on here. it allowed me to change the radios of the police department, the fire department, the paramedics and bring in 800 mega hurtz and not what oakland had but the simulcast radios and departments didn't want toking on the same but we put them on it and you're probably in the next genraition of those radios right now and by the way --
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there was a man here who preceded the mayor. it was then called the chief administrative officer and rudy rothenberg and incredible civil servant and i worked with him on this building. in fact i drew this building. i had architecture work as a midship man and if i find it i'm going to give it to you. we also as a result of that we subsumed the department of public health ambulance into the fire department and should have been done years ago and we centralized 911 upstairs. it was a great ride. in addition to the people i mentioned there were scores of others that helped me to succeed kronenberg was one of these people to help
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me when the political system was going on and i am particularly indebted to the usual suspects, the san francisco suspects who come forward when you have problems and help you to fix them, and i will end with that because they make a difference, and i will end with that, and i brought something with me i want to show you. that's the emergency plan that i as the first all hazards emergency plan that we wrote for this city. it was praised up and down the coast. you have a better one now, and could you reach that little book on top? yeah. and in my navy training -- when you get in an airplane you don't
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get in and the key in. you put this on your lap and do all the check offs. well, having been a chief executive i know their lips get tired when they read more than one page. sorry, but you know, but anyway i put this book together, and i mainly for the mayor and his primary assistants, so when bad stuff happened in the middle of the night you could pull this off of your bureau and go to the first three or four things that you have to do in order to save lives and property, and i understand this has a grandfather. okay, which is great. so thank you very, very much. it was a labor of love. i like doing things. i like
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doing things when people tell me i can't do them, and i like working with people who are different and boy did i ever get a load of that here, and it was wonderful, so thank you mr. mayor. you're very kind. thank you all, and i wish you well, and again go giants. [applause] >> thank you so very much admiral for your inspirational remarks. i think the happiest more than in the city and county of san francisco is the day you said you would be director of oes was me and you failed to mention yes, i was director of
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the mayor's council but when you came on i was director for horrible months and i didn't know anything then and i was happy when the admiral said yes he would be the director and you did wonderful things. i would like to invite me -- you saw the picture of the plaque of the dedication of the center and when you go out the door it's lovely so i hope that you take a second to look at it. also i want to ask everyone to share refreshments with us in our break out room and you have the opportunity to talk to the admiral personally. i will be very brief on my remarks. much of mine have been covered. we are planning -- doing a lot of planning for the world series. we want to make sure that we create a parade and event after
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we win the world series that it's safe and enjoyable for the public, and so we had a meeting earlier this week and we will have a meeting once we clinch to plan the parade with all the public safety representatives. we really have great representation from everyone. right now today urban shield is starting. it's the largest exercise i think in the united states or one of them. over 3500 law enforcement officers from the bay area are involved. it's a 48 hour full scale exercise and there is more in the report if you want to read about it. there was a fire at the portal and we pulled together officials and talk about response efforts and
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what we needed to do and we were able to quickly hand over the role for office of small business but i thank my staff for the good work that they did, and finally we talked about sf heroes in this meeting. i hope you downloaded that app in our smartphone. it's available for i phones and droids. we received the gold award for the sf heroes application and we are very proud of that. that being said i'm going to move on the agenda. i did want to point out in your packets we have a report from our disaster preparedness coordinators and on the back of the report. this is from the last meeting. we will start to include that in each of the disaster council meetings. we want to know what your folks are doing. they're representing you here doing all of our
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disaster response preparedness. the list of your representatives is on the back of the minutes, so if you don't know who your representative is please check it out, and what we're hoping is that there is better communication between the dpc's and department heads and that we continue to keep that information flowing. i'm going to turn this over to -- i believe rob is going to be a brief special events update. >> thank you anne. i'm actually going to have someone else walk through the details quickly. i'm going to step in one second and i really have to thank our team. october is always a busy month and this one has been particularly so and only in the best of ways. this team has been going nonstop since this summer just so everybody gets a sense of it between exercises
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leading up to fleet week, fleet week and all of the preparedness things and september and october and now baseball and it's a nonstop effort from the team i want to thank them and ask him to walk through the details. >> thanks be rob. one of the fun things about san francisco and we always have something going on. we had the beta breakers and break the city in half for the runners and manage the emergency response for that. we had the gollen gate anniversary and remember that off the bridge and the u.s. open and the pride parade. and then we took a brief break in july and in august started with some of our exercising as part of the fleet week activity and i highlight some of those here, so with the america cup's races which we had been planning for
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starting at the beginning of the year. three successful exercises in preparation for the first week of racing that took place in august and continued in october and as the mayor mentioned october was incredibly busy for us with america's cup and the fleet week activities we had going on, to additional exercises. we had a senior leader seminar and a disaster aid presentation on marina green. other things that took place that the mayor mentioned the bluegrass and castro street parade and a finer and giants game and lead to the playoffs and all happened on the same day so when we go we definitely go big. after those activities we had the annual shake out drill, one of the largest demonstrations of the public what their responsibilities are to be ready and we rolled into
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the playoffs and the world series and admiral you will be happy to know this facility is used on a regular basis and get the departments together and communicate and collaborate and make sure we're prepared of the future. >> you're kind and you keep my informed. you have to cut me off some time but right now i'm still getting it. >> good, good. >> thank you very much. next on your agenda we are going to have a brief powerpoint from our city administrator, naomi kelly, who will update us on the life line council. >> good afternoon everyone. i have a hard act to follow, admiral. that was wonderful listen to your stories and
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dejan and anne and great work and i wanted to update everyone on the life line council and give you a background. in august of 2009 then city administrator edwin lee launched the life line council and recommendation of the 2008 policy paper produced by spur outlining what san francisco had to do to improve the resilience of life line to with stand a earthquake. you can find notes on our website. the life line councilmembers over its three year life the life line council has successfully convened a top level of executives and mutual sharing of plans and projects and priorities much the members are listed here above. as you can see we have many of city
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and county san francisco agencies from the general agency, real estate, public works, water and power, san francisco public utilities commission, pg&e and comcast and caltrans, bart and other key partners such as fema and more. the objectives our life line council is to develop and improve collaboration in the city and across the region by regularly convening a group of executive officers and deputies of local and regional life line providers. understand intersystem dependencies of enhanced planning and reconstruction. sharing information about recovering plans and objectives and priorities and established ordination process for life line restoration and recovery following a major disaster. in the first nine meetings we made
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most progress on the third objective and sharing information about plans and priorities. in the first two years we discussed a series of operator case studies by the sfpuv on water and wastewater systems and pg&e on gas and electric systems and at&t and tell communications and learned about the city's priorities for roots and response planning for the emergency operation center and the capital program. we launched a independent study last year and making progress on the second objective to understand intersystem dependencies and enhance reconstruction. i love this chart because it showsow interdependent we are with one another. this is part our study that we launched earlier this year. this is a cutting edge project that we know will benefit all of our operators
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and the cities and regions and residents. the objectives were developed by the councilmembers. first we want to build a workable understanding of our systems interdependencies and the consequences of existing conditions and help restoration and response among agencies. we are using a 2006 study and repeat of the earthquake as our scenario event and we will have a complete scenario of the likely buildings and damages resulting from such a earthquake. we hope to identify the key assets restoration priorities and the region after such an earthquake and develop performance expectations under the current conditions and standards to
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strive for in the next decade and communication is critical and fuel is critical to our life line and utilities and roads right after that. we've focus the right now on the roads and vs access roads available and water, gas, electricity. i wanted to give you a success story from our life lines council and that is right now pg&e is proposing a embarcadero portearo transition line for redundancy. as you know we are fed by three groups off the peninsula and loss of a substation in san francisco could create much instability and affect reliability of the system. embarcadero currently supplying power from the
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mid-market substations and through those soils. repair could take eight hours to several weeks. maintaining the embarcadero station is critical to the san francisco downtown and waterfront region. the system of reliability was raised during the study interview with pg&e in november 2011 and pg&e followed up with the council getting support to ada third connection to the embarcadero station with this going to the portero substation and improve system reliability particularly into the downtown area in a major earthquake and allow pg&e more flexibility with work and unexpected equipment outages. they gave three routes and options to provide feedback and you can see from the box, the green, red and blue routes so pg&e is continuing to work with
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the city and the project design and the approval process and hopes to begin work in 2014 or 2015. so looking ahead we will be completing the life line interdependences study in 2013. we are also in the process of developing a work program then. in the last meeting in september we asked participants to identify issues to all operators and for the city to develop the restoration plan and performance expectations, restoration priority and capability. we will select a few of these to work together on over the next year. we plan to have quarterly meetings and have them include educational component to help dwns the mutual knowledge and guide the work and continue to have robust exchanges among ourselves and the key agencies
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and cal-ema and fema and others providing resources post disaster so thank you. >> thank you very much. that was very informative. thank you. i would like to ask now john boseman to come join me who is the government affairs manager for boma and the mayor mentioned it early ye today. i think john has a one minute film he's going to show and he's also going to be -- as you know in each of the agenda's we ask a community partner to come up and do a brief presentation so we know what they're up to so john i turn it over to you. >> thank you. i appreciate it. happy friday afternoon. it's an honor to be here with so many distinguished city leaders. i am humbled and admiral thank you for your good work. it's an
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honor to be in the same room. who knows what this is? good. that sames me time. i'm here to talk about the importance of this room and building and the good work that we do, the building managers and downtown rises in downtown san francisco. i can't stress enough how our members feel the value this room brings to them and when the giants wins and the parade goes down montgomery room we will be in this room and our members that have jobs and will volunteer. why? because they see that value. the value is there is information that we can deliver and where we exist downtown mostly and information here at the city level that can be delivered to us and vice versa. that the absolute value of this room and i can't wait to be back here actually. how
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does this public-private partnership work? well, for us we started off with our members via emergency preparedness committee and there were many people and it's a hard subject to talk about and everybody is busy. they don't have a lot of time. they're managing buildings and dealing with things and it's tough but we managed to do it and only because sfpm, the police department, fire department and the mayor's office has helped us and jim where are you? he's the private sector liaison and thank you for all your har work. i appreciate it. i want to talk about the efficacy of this partnership. we hold a drill every year. and in two 000 at on california and 2009 at ferry building and vacated it in the morning and when bart was going to strike
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and we were ready and ten on mid-market and this year two fire drills and the chief's wife is here and her team was spectacular and the they had two drills and i will show you a video in a minute. why do we do that? why do we have our member dos that? because we want to test that response plan because it's no good on paper unless you test it and we do that. we run drills and it takes about a drill to do, to plan. we work with the public sector agency and it was the fire department and next year alsolet fire department and we had drills with the police department swat and a day long drill and you name the emergency we probably planned for it, and i am not here to brag. i am here to tell you these drills help and we can't do that without the city
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and our members get the lessons from that drill. anyway i won't take too much more of your time. again i am honored to be here. this is a video of the drill and it's somewhat funny -- and a seminar we put on (siren). (music). "fire". "fire". "fire". "woo, woo, woo" "fire". "when you walk and talk really sets me off and wild child".
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>> "yes she does". >> and sleep and cheat and there is a slow chance, baby, baby". "so this way and excited now". "push, push -- let me know -- >> "fire". "fire". >> that was something that we did for a seminar and speaker reference but that's what we did this year and we have learned so much. thank you to the fire department. we really appreciate that partnership and i will end this with go giants and thank you for your time. [applause] >> thank you so much. that was very lively. i like that. now
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the next item on our agenda -- we're almost through folks. any announcements by disaster council members? anything pressing? okay. awesome. is there any general public comment ? hearing none i would like to thank you all for coming. remind you that we are having a little reception for admiral bitoff over here. please check out his plaque after you have cake with us and thank you very much and go giants. [applause] >> >> >>

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